About

Mission

Mission

The Mount Sinai Parenting Center’s mission is to prepare all pediatric healthcare providers to support and promote strong parent-child relationships.

The Parenting Center aims to transform the delivery of pediatric healthcare nationwide by educating pediatric healthcare providers, offering services for patients and families in need, and conducting research to advance scientific knowledge.

Interventions

Current Interventions are Not Enough

Current investments in public Pre-K education, home visiting models for high-risk families, and concentrated services for children and families in impoverished neighborhoods are not the full answer. They tend to occur too late in child development, are expensive to scale, and can be difficult for the most vulnerable families to access.

Hospitals Must Focus on Parenting

Hospitals Must Focus on Parenting

The nation’s health care system already reaches almost every American child, beginning at birth if not before. 99% of babies are born in hospitals, and on average a child will have 15 well child visits and countless sick visits in the first 5 years of life.

Our Goal

Our Goal

Within five years, we aim to reach over 500,000 children. Our five-year goals include:

  • SUCCESS WITH PROVIDORS

    SUCCESS WITH PROVIDERS

    Creating a model curriculum for incorporating parenting into pediatric residency training

    Expanding the curriculum from Mount Sinai Hospital to pediatric residency programs throughout the country

    Using positive parenting to promote children’s cognitive and emotional growth

  • SUCCESS WITH PARENTS & CHILDREN

    SUCCESS WITH PARENTS & CHILDREN

    Reaching more than 500,000 children by the end of our fifth year

    Providing parents with confidence, skills and satisfaction in parenting

  • SUCCESS WITHIN THE HEALTHCARE SETTING

    SUCCESS WITHIN THE HEALTHCARE SETTING

    Modeling the transformation of pediatric spaces throughout the hospital to promote positive parent-child relationships

    Pioneering new research on changes in healthcare providers practice and beliefs related to parenting